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the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website for a grueling 3 1/2 hours. she said the system is getting better, but the gop wasn't buying it. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was a 3 1/2-hour spectacle with several references to "the wizard of oz" with kathleen sebelius being from kansas. so many wanted to get their questions in that they each got two minutes each in a rapidfire fashion in order to get all the questions out. meanwhile throughout kathleen sebelius's testimony, the healthcare.gov website was down. kathleen sebelius is promising to fix the government's troubled health care website. >> let me say directly to the americans you deserve better. i apologize. >> one month after the launch americans still can't navigate healthcare.gov. >> it's been down during the whole time you i've been testifying. >> during the hearing, michigan's representative mike rogers questioned sebelius about the website. a medicare official wrote from a security perspective, the aspects of the system that were not tested due to the ongoing d
of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of human health and services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obama care. >> in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blames contractors for the building of the website. she says, unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the -- >> but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> marilyn tavenner, the head of the cms, says it has improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> but the troubled website is just one problem with the new health care law. >> the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> republicans have seized on a cbs
enrollment figures and they do show healthcare.gov got off to a very slow start. the troubled healthcare.gov website hits its one-month anniversary today, but no one in the white house is celebrating. newly obtained documents from cms, the agency running the site, revealed major problems from the start. through the first two days, only 248 people had signed up for insurance. the notes also tell why, including high capacity on the website, direct enrollment not working. >> while the website -- >> republican this week grilled the head of cms to find out what the current totals are. she wouldn't share, even though the documents show the government has access to them. >> no numbers of who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> they're telling more than 3 million americans they will soon lose their current policies because they don't meet new government requirements like maternity care and emergency visits. >> in many cases the reason individuals do not keep their insurance coverage is because the insurance company has decided to phase out their p
white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the website repeatedly crashed in first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the health care law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable. we own that. that's on him. we have to fix it. we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> reporter: the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month, republicans are skeptical. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour on an expressway. >> reporter: even democrats want healthcare.gov to be taken down for repairs. >> i said they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they now know enough to understand how it impacts them, that's up 8% in the last month. two more hearing
, healthcare.gov testifies on capitol hill. >>> and southern britain and parts of europe are getting hammered by a deadly storm. packing wind gusts of 99 miles an hour, equivalent to a category 2 hurricane, the storm has knocked out power to nearly 300,000 homes. there is widespread flooding and travel disruptions in england, france and the netherlands. a nuclear plant in england automatically shut down. at least five deaths have been reported in britain. >>> and in this country, it was one year ago today that superstorm sandy devastated the east coast. at least 181 people were killed. and damage estimates are put at $65 billion. recovery efforts have been slow and difficult. and for some, not over yet. jim axelrod reports. >> it was saturated by all black muck. >> reporter: black muck? >> yeah. >> reporter: at 82, this is the time of life when mae callahar would like be enjoying the serenity of her view at the jersey shore. but sandy pushed bay water into her home and left behind $42,000 in damage. >> the bathroom, the heating system, the hot water heater, air conditioning, everything was re
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